Wakey wakey: all the news in 30 seconds

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It’s Wednesday, it’s mid-week and the weekend is lookingmore and more enticing by the second – especially now Mr Sunshine is startingto peak through.

But, before you start dreaming about your end of week pursuits,TechRadar is here to update you on what’s been happening tech-wise while you’vebeen asleep.

First up, it seems you can be even lazier as a student inthe City now as one of London’sbiggest universities UCL (University College London) has started making theirlectures available as a podcast.

No longer do you have to turn up bleary eyed after a nighton the sauce to listen to someone warble on about Nietzsche, as the lectures will be available on Apple’s iTunes U.The U standing for university, not text-speak for U lazy git!

<strong>Yahoo’s shareholder meeting announced

The date has been set for Yahoo’s annual shareholdermeeting. The showdown is set to take place 1 August and there’s likely to be afew hotheads in the room.

Yahoo’s shares have been through a rollercoaster recentlywith the more-off-than-on partnership with Microsoft.

The biggest face-off will presumably be with billionaire investorCarl Icahn and Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang.

Icahn basically wants Yang out of the hotseat due to the failureof the company to link-up with Steve Balmer and co.

<strong>Guitar Hero looks to Metallica

After the bands recent berating by fans because of theirannouncement that they are to release a download-only album – not because it’sdownload-only of course but because they sued Napster way back for digitaldownloading – Metallica are looking to win back supporters by having their ownGuitar Hero game. There’s been no official announcement, but their websiteoffers the following tidbit: "Let's just say that perhaps, just maybe, ifyou've already mastered "One" on (Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock),there might be a pile of 'Tallica songs in your future. More details later thissummer..." *Rock and/or roll.

<strong>And on the subject of rock…

Rare performances by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and thevowel-hating Lynyrd Skynyrd have found their way online courtesy of website wolfgangsvault.com.

The performances were added after a deal between UniversalMusic Group (UMG) and Wolfgang's Vault big-wig Bill Sagan.